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Mr. Jim Sweizer - Vice President, Military Programs

Mr. Jim Sweizer

Jim Sweizer joined the staff of American Military University in April 2005 after serving over 33 years in the Air Force as an active duty member and civil servant. As Vice President of Military Programs, he oversees all military outreach activities and serves as the main liaison between the university and Department of Defense agencies.

Mr. Sweizer has an extensive background in adult continuing education, having served as a guidance counselor and education services officer at a variety of overseas and stateside military installations. He was named Chief of the Air Force’s Voluntary Education Program in 1999. In this capacity, he was responsible for the development and implementation of policy for off-duty voluntary education, dependent education and veterans’ benefit programs. He also managed the Air Force Tuition Assistance Program.

He served as the Chair of the University Continuing Education Association’s Military Division from 1995-1997, and was a member of the Advisory Boards of Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the Military Installation Voluntary Education Review (MIVER).  He also served as President of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME); the largest professional organization serving the military education community.

Mr. Sweizer earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Minot State University and an M.A. in Education from North Dakota State University. He is a graduate of the Air War College non-resident program and Harvard University’s Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education (MLE).